Most of us have been taught to believe the economy is something only experts can “fix.” Witness large segments of the US population wandering around in a funk, feeling frightened, feeling depressed, wondering how and when our president & the head of the treasury will rescue us.
I too used to believe I had no control over the economy.
Then it dawned on me that I am my own economy. That the economy isn’t out there, it’s inside of me. It’s how I feel about myself and the greatness I have to offer.
To make your own economy you need to look within yourself for the greatness you were put on the planet to share, the how-to knowledge that others crave. Once you can discover and release that greatness, you’ll have everything you need to make your own economy.
I liken finding your own economy to the journey Dorothy takes in the, “The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy spends most of her “story” looking outside herself for ways to get home. She believes she is powerless, that only others hold the power to get her back to Kansas. She spends a lot of time hanging out with others who also feel powerless. Then towards the end of the movie when Dorothy thinks she’s missed the last way home, she asks, Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, to help her. Glinda says:
“You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.”
“I have?” says Dorothy.
“Then why didn’t you tell her before?” demands the scarecrow.
“Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.”
It’s the same with the economy. You have to learn for yourself that you’ve always had the power to make your own economy. You have to find your inner ruby business slippers and click them together three times.